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Learn and have some fun with the Highlands East Recreational Figure Skating Club

Posted to Activities, News & Notices on Oct 14, 2018

Highlands East Recreational Figure Skating Club has started skating lessons at the Keith Tallman Memorial Arena in Wilberforce on Tuesday nights from 6PM to 8PM. All ages welcome. $130 for the first child and $110 for each additional child in your family.

Contact Kathy Rogers at skrogers1995 [at] gmail [dot] com

Skating in Highlands East

Posted to Activities on Sep 25, 2018
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Regular Free Public Skating takes place on Sundays from 12:30PM until 2:00PM and Adults & Seniors Free Skating takes place on Tuesdays from 2:00PM to 3:00PM.

Holiday Closures

The arena will be closed from 3:30PM on December 24th through December 26th and will reopen for booking and activities December 27th through December 31st and will close for New Years Day, January 1, 2019.

Holiday Skating

Free Public Skating will be available on:

  • Saturday, December 8th from 6:30PM to 8:30PM
  • Thursday, December 27th from 2:00PM to 4:00PM
  • Thursday, January 3rd from 2:00PM to 4:00PM

The 2018-2019 Ice Season runs from on October 9th to March 31st.

Many times are available to be booked. Whether running a league or wishing to rent the ice surface for hockey, skating programs, or a special event, we'll be happy to book you in!

Check our Events Calendar for skating times and to book an ice rental for your Group, League or for Birthday Parties and other Private Events, please contact:

  • Property Supervisor Jim Alden at 705-448-2775 or jalden [at] highlandseast [dot] ca,
  • Ken Riley at 705-448-2772,
  • Tracy Millar at 705-448-2981 Ext. 221 or tmillar [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

For  more information please visit our Facility Rental & Booking Information page.

Unleash your inner rock hound at Highlands East's mineral collection sites!

Posted to Activities on Aug 15, 2018
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The Municipality of Highlands East is proud to be the first Municipality in Ontario to take steps to secure public mineral collecting sites to allow our residents and visitors an opportunity to get outside and appreciate nature in a new and exciting way.

Hobby Mineral Collecting is a fun outdoor recreational pursuit that people of all ages can enjoy, and it makes for a great family outing. Adults and kids alike will delight in the chance to dig for buried treasure, get hands-on with the unique geology that defines the Highlands region, and bring home some colourful gems of your very own!

Highlands East (Cardiff, Wilberforce, Tory Hill) is world famous for fine specimens of gem green apatite, deep purple fluorite, large crystals of collector minerals like mica, tremolite, zircon, titanite, feldspar, and several rare and unusual species like fluororichterite, and stillwellite.

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Beat the Heat

Posted to Activities, News & Notices on Jul 13, 2018

With the hot weather this summer the Municipality of Highlands East wants to remind residents of the activities and locations throughout the Municipality that can help you stay cool:

  • There are many lakes with public access beaches and boat launches including North Bay Beach, Wilbermere Lake and Pine Lake. A map of Water Access Points can be viewed on our website. 
     
  • The pool in Cardiff is also open to the public for swimming Monday to Friday from 12:30PM to 3PM, 4PM to 6 PM and 7PM to 8 PM.  Saturday swimming is available from 11AM to 1:30PM and 2:30PM to 5PM.
     
  • Haliburton County Public Library branches in Wilberforce, Gooderham, Cardiff and Highland Grove all have air conditioning, free wifi and of course many books to keep you occupied while you stay cool. Visit haliburtonlibrary.ca for operating hours and other information.

Please remember to keep pets and small children indoors and do not leave them unattended inside of vehicles and abide by the county-wide fire ban that is in place.

The Highlands East website, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages, will be updated with any additional news, information and resources as they are made available.

Be Bear Wise

Posted to Activities, Downloads, News & Notices on Jun 4, 2018

The Ministry of Naturual Resources and Forestry's Bear Wise program strives to reduce human-bear conflict and has made available the information sheets available for download below. Please use these resources to protect yourselves and your property while also allowing Ontario's Black Bear's to enjoy their natural habitat.

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Swimming and Swim Lessons in Highlands East

Posted to Activities on May 25, 2018

Cardiff Pool

For swim lessons and recreational swimming contact 613-339-2442 for more information or download the the 2018 Swim Program Flyer and the 2018 Swim Lessons Flyer for more details.

Gooderham & Wilberforce Beach

The Pine Lake and Wilbermere beaches are open to the public.

Swim Lessons

The Municipality of Highlands East is offering Red Cross swimming lessons, Lifesaving Society lessons (Bronze levels) and Preschool lessons for Parents & Tots as follows:

Cardiff Pool, Swimming Lessons:
Session #1 July 2 – July 13 (Morning)
Session #2 July 16 – July 27 (Morning)
Session #3 July 30 – August 10 (Morning)

Wilbermere Beach, Wilberforce Swimming Lessons:
Session #1 July 2 – July 13 (Morning)
Session #2 July 16 – July 27 (Morning)
Session #3 July 16 – July 27 (Evening)

Pine Lake Beach, Gooderham Swimming Lessons:

Session #1 July 2 – July 13 (Afternoon)
Session #2 July 16 
– July 27 (Afternoon)

Please download the 2018 Swim Program Flyer and the 2018 Swim Lessons Flyer for more details and the applicable Swim Lessons Application below if you wish to enrol for lessons. Click here to learn more about the different levels of Red Cross Swimming Lessons or download the Swim Lesson Level Descriptions document below.

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Exercise your green thumb at one of Highlands East's Community Gardens

Posted to Activities on May 17, 2018

There are currently three Community Gardens in Highlands East. If you are interested in taking part please contact the organizers listed below.

Wilberforce Community Garden

Nation Wong: nation [at] nationwong [dot] com | 416-805-3585

Highland Grove Community Garden

Ken Mott: k_mott [at] hotmail [dot] com | 705-935-1956

Gooderham Community Garden

Barbara Kraus: b [dot] kraus [at] rogers [dot] com

Social Recreation Drop-In Program for Seniors at the Legion in Wilberforce

Posted to Activities, News & Notices on Apr 4, 2018

HHHS Community Support Services are holding a Social Recreation Drop-In Program for seniors at the Wilberforce Legion on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month from 10AM to 2PM.

Drop-in to this free gathering where you can do coffee and colouring, tech-time, board and card games, pool, cribbage and more. Plus, you can make projects like robotics, programming your tech devices, hand sewing projects, card making, button making and more! Or, just enjoy a great time chatting with friends over a cup of coffee.

Enjoy Coffee and Colouring in Haliburton at the Library

Posted to Activities, News & Notices on Jan 25, 2018

Haliburton Highlands Health Services presents Coffee & Colouring for adults at the Haliburton County Public Library, Dysart Branch in the Roberts Room from 10AM to 11AM on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Adult Colouring is good for your health by;

  • Creating a meditative state for your brain resulting in relaxation
  • Stress & anxiety levels have the potential to be lowered
  • Negative thoughts are expelled as you take in positivity
  • Focusing on the present helps you achieve mindfulness
  • Unplugging from technology creates a healthier brain

For more information please contact Nancy Brownsberger at 705-457-2941 ext. 2922 or nbrownsberger [at] hhhs [dot] ca or visit the website at www.hhhs.ca

Get your Questions Answered at the Highlands East Visitor Information Centre mid-May through Thanksgiving

Posted to Activities, Administrative, Events, News & Notices, Services on Sep 6, 2017

The Highland East Vistor Information Centre is located at 2786 Essonville Line in Wilberforce (at the Curling Club) and is open daily, mid-May through Thanksgiving from 10:00AM through 4:00PM (closed Tuesdays) and offers mineral permission to collect forms and directions, geocaching information and GPS rentals, trails, events and other general area information.

Contact the Info Centre at 705-448-2981 Ext. 432 or email jvanier [at] highlandseast [dot] ca.

 

During the off-season please call Joanne Vanier, Community Economic Development & Committee Coordinator at 705-448-2981 Ext. 433 or Tracy Millar, Receptionist at 705-448-2981 Ext. 421 or by email at info [at] highlandseast [dot] ca